TV show debut for Donna Hay
SWITCHED ON: Renowned Australian cook Donna Hay is launching a TV cooking show on AUSTAR’s The Lifestyle Channel
petite blonde dynamo has quietly dominated the Australian cooking scene for the past 10 years – we read her bestselling cookbooks, buy her popular food magazines, and delight our friends and family by following her wonderful recipes.
Without fuss or fanfare, she has developed her own homewares range of cooking utensils and accessories, her own food range, and even has her own Donna Hay General Store in Sydney stocking all her lines.
She is Australia’s leading food editor and best-selling cookbook author, selling more than four million copies worldwide.
Her simple and styledriven approach to food has set the benchmark for food publishing, and inspired a new generation of cooks.
Now – much against her initial protests – TV producers among her legion of fans have finally managed to persuade her to front her o wn t e l e v i s i o n c o o ki ng show – and it starts tonight!
Donna Hay – Fast, Fresh, Simple premieres at 8.30pm tonight , and then every travelling around on the back of a ute or anything like that.
‘‘ It is easier to explain and show my tricks on a TV show than it is in a magazine, and I reveal all the insider knowledge and techniques people want.’’
She said the series focused on recipes that people could cook at home, and was connected to her book of the same name, with ‘‘ fast’’ referring to cooking fuss-free weeknight dinners; ‘‘ fresh’’ for Donna’s new take on t raditional recipes; and ‘ ‘ s i mpl e ’ ’ f o r t h e e a s y shortcuts using fresh and store-bought ingredients.
‘‘ I’m so excited to be bringing the world of my books a nd magazine t o l i f e , ’ ’ Donna said.
‘‘ This show captures my philosophy on cooking – it’s about sharing my secrets and showing you how to get all the flavour without the fuss.’’
premiering at 8.30pm tonight and then every Tuesday night on AUSTAR’s The LifeStyle Channel.